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Australian bank notes, a calculator, magnifying glass and pen

No-interest loans are available through some government programs and charities to help people on low incomes get by in times of financial hardship. 

Australian 50, 100, 20, 10 and 5 dollar notes

The COVID crisis has had a massive impact on our economy. IDEAS have put together a series of articles to help you to manage your money in these challenging times.

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The National Debt Helpline provides free, confidential and independent financial counselling for any Australian who is experiencing financial difficulty.

Woman wearing glasses resting and watching a laptop.

Have you heard of "Zoom"? It is a video communication tool that people are using to stay connected in times of isolation. You can see, hear, and talk to a friend or family member. Read on to learn how you can stay in touch through Zoom.

Children, one with disability, in a circle looking down at the camera.

We know it seems like we only just sent our kids back to school, and the holidays are here AGAIN. Our IDEAS team have contributed to help get you through, from what we do with our own youngsters, to online opportunities, we pull together some new boredom busters for Winter 2020.

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The Royal Commission is examining the approach of the Australian Government and its agencies to the vaccination of people with disability and disability support workers in the context of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout. 

A woman with prosthetic leg works from home on her laptop, her baby is beside her in a baby bouncer

COVID-19 may have changed how you work. If you are needed to work from home for the first time, this Australian Government Comcare Checklist can help you. It outlines hints for short term working from home arrangements.

A woman in a wheelchair works from home. She wears headphones and has a laptop and computer in front of her.

We can all benefit from a few kind reminders about the balance of working from home during times of uncertainty. A balanced diet, regular exercise and sleeping well are essential for a good equilibrium for your head, heart, and body. It can be easy to fall into not-so-good routines and sometimes forget to find joy in little moments. We write about practices that are good and wholesome for quality of life when you work from home.

Elderly woman looking out of a window

In a tea room conversation with a colleague (adhering to social distancing guidelines), Margaret* recounted a situation so perfectly relevant in today’s climate of social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. It was her Mum’s birthday and Margaret and her brother wanted to deliver a cake and present to her at her nursing home.

A photo of a State Border Sign, with the writing "State Border Queensland" in black on the white sign.

Queensland has reviewed the border restrictions that were in place. We explain the current restrictions.